ERIC Number: ED050699
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Comprehensive Planning for Postsecondary Education.
Higher Education in the States, v2 n3 p37-41 Apr 1971
This report focuses on the essential need for statewide higher educational activities, regardless of the agency or agencies involved in this effort, and discusses in the introduction some of the issues that make it particularly urgent at the present time. The first section of the report makes recommendations intended as guidelines for drafting federal legislation related to the support of comprehensive statewide planning for postsecondary education. These include substantial and continuing matching fund commitments to each state engaged in a comprehensive planning effort, to be allocated to the state agency legally responsible for this effort, which in turn would administer the funds and have the right to allot part of these funds to other appropriate agencies engaged in planning. Section II of the report is concerned with the responsibilities of the states in support of effective statewide planning and makes recommendations to be used by the states in carrying these out. These include: financial commitment, a planning agency, widespread participation in the planning effort, and realistic budgets for planning. Section III discusses the types of planning essential on a statewide level and calls attention to the difference between the strategic and tactical phases of planning. Section IV deals with the need for effective coordination and governance. (AF)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Education Commission of the States, Denver, CO.
Note: Report of the Task Force on Statewide Comprehensive Planning for Postsecondary Education